Members of Kokanee Brass playing at the 2013 Creston Valley Music Teachers' Association concert.

Members of Kokanee Brass playing at the 2013 Creston Valley Music Teachers' Association concert.

Creston Valley Music Teachers’ Association hosting annual fundraising concert

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The Creston Valley Music Teachers’ Association (CVMTA) has for years held an annual scholarship fundraising event called Tapestry. A definition of tapestry is, “Designs woven together to produce a wall hanging.” The CVMTA’s Tapestry, running Oct. 23 and 25, is much like that definition.

Each year, different music teachers or combinations of music teachers perform a variety of musical pieces. Each year the CVMTA has guest performers who share their talents to add to this magnificent tapestry, which is displayed on a stage (wall) for the community to enjoy. CVMTA innovatively adds, takes away, makes new combinations and changes its annual Tapestry concerts, which gives the audience the best possible entertaining experience. This year’s Tapestry is no exception.

The other great thing is that all profits go toward increasing music scholarships for students of the CVMTA, through the Monte Anderson Music Scholarship (MAMS). Therefore, purchasing a ticket will not only provide you with a high quality entertainment experience, it will help with tuition for worthy students seeking post-secondary music education. Again, the Creston-Kootenay Foundation will be on hand for those wishing to donate more towards MAMS.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students/seniors, $7 for children under 12 and $25 for families, available from CVMTA teachers (Monte Anderson, Michael Farnsworth, Laura From, Rhonda MacLellan, Anita Stushnoff, Bob van der Poel and Simone Wiebe), Black Bear Books and at the door. The concerts are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at 2:30 at Prince Charles Theatre. Bring all your friends and relatives and come try out the new theatre seats!

Performers include the already mentioned music teachers, plus guest performances by the Velle Weitman Trio, Creston Community Band and Kokanee Brass.

—CRESTON VALLEY MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION